Shauna Martin Ehlert has a nationwide practice focused on professional liability claims and complex insurance coverage disputes. She regularly acts as coverage counsel, monitoring counsel and carrier representative and litigates declaratory judgment actions on behalf insurers and risk retention groups. Shauna's coverage expertise includes professional liability, cyber liability, miscellaneous E&O, employment practices liability, directors & officers liability and bad faith avoidance. Her expertise includes policy-drafting and coverage matters involving medical/health care facilities professional care homes, assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing facilities. She frequently lectures on insurance coverage and bad faith issues. Shauna also has successfully defended professional negligence claims against attorneys, escrow agents, notaries, and financial advisers. Her 29 years of litigation experience includes trial practice in Washington, Oregon, Georgia, Hawaii, and California. Shauna prides herself on her ability to aggressively advocate for her clients while maintaining a strong sense of professionalism and collegiality.
Shauna acts as the pro bono coordinator for the Seattle office of Cozen O’Connor. She has represented many immigrants in asylum proceedings, has successfully recovered reparations on behalf of Holocaust survivors, and has assisted veterans in disability claims. The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has honored her with its Amicus Award for spearheading pro bono efforts on behalf of immigration and asylum clients She has also been nominated as Outstanding Mentor by the Washington Young Lawyers for her efforts in mentoring young attorneys.
Shauna earned her Bachelor of Science and her law degree from the University of Washington in 1988 and 1992, respectively. She rowed for the women's crew team during her undergraduate career, and while in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and Order of Barristers. In her spare time, Shauna enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in the great Northwest and beyond.